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What We Do

Working Options in Education is a charity that has been helping young people to aim high and fulfil their potential since 2010.

Our employability and life skills programme is delivered free in schools, colleges and online. We offer young people multiple interactions with our employer partners and volunteers. This includes expert insight sessions, skills workshops, online content, access to industry events, work experience and placements. We particularly focus on engaging disadvantaged young people, to bridge the opportunity gap in employment prospects that continues to widen.

Due to COVID-19, the young people we support are facing a crisis; in education, in employment prospects and in acquiring the skills and capabilities they need.  We believe in the power of companies and organisations to create meaningful pathways for young lives and have been working hard to partner with organisations to support this mission.

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How we help

  1. Improving employability

    We’ve developed our employability and life skills programme to offer young people multiple interactions with employers,because we know there is a direct correlation to improved academic attainment and future employability. The widening opportunity gap in employment prospects means that we particularly focus on engaging disadvantaged young people.

  2. Building confidence

    We want young people to feel inspired, informed and have the skills they need for their future. Young people consistently tell us that participating in our employability and life skills programme has a positive impact on their self-esteem and confidence.

  3. Supporting education

    Our employability and life skills programme supports schools and colleges to deliver many of the employer engagement elements of the ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’ for their students.

  4. Connecting industry

    We act as a link between students and employers. We’ve developed strong links with the food, drink and retail industry in particular, because it employs 1 in 8 people in the UK in a wide range of roles and careers.

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